Peace Boat US’s programs take place onboard the Peace Boat, a large passenger ship that sails on global and regional voyages. The official name of Peace Boat’s ship is the Ocean Dream. While most participants hail from Japan and participate in the full voyages (ranging from around 100 days for a global voyage, and 45-70 days for regional voyages), it is possible to join for a shorter segment in a particular part of the world that best meets your interests.
98th Voyage – May 8 to August 22, 2018
The 98th voyage will circumnavigate the globe on a northern equatorial route, passing through the Suez and Panama Canals, visit 25 ports including Colombo, Helsinki, Reykjavik, Havana, New York City, and Cartegena, and make its first ever call to Seattle.
99th Voyage – September 1 to December 18, 2018
The Peace Boat will travel the northern hemisphere, calling on 24 ports, including the Maldives, Albania, Croatia, Dublin, New York City, Havana, Callao, Puerto Quetzal, and Honolulu.
100th Voyage – December 26, 2018 to April 1, 2019
Peace Boat’s 100th voyage since 1983 signifies a momentous achievement and determination to make the world a better place by bringing people together, fostering global networks and cooperation, and working on a wide variety of issues including nuclear disarmament, Middle East peace, stopping the ivory trade, land mine clearance, and sustainability for environment and development. This voyage will return to the southern hemisphere and call on countries including Singapore, Madagascar, Mozambique, Brazil, Rapa Nui, and Tahiti.
101st Global Voyage – April 20 to August 2, 2019
102nd Global Voyage – September 1 to December 13, 2019
103rd Voyage Oceania – December 21, 2019 to February 15, 2020
Peace Boat creates a unique and dynamic environment for its participants by adapting the many onboard spaces for community and educational functions. Since May 2012, Peace Boat has been chartering the Ocean Dream for its global voyages. The Ocean Dream was built in 1981 in Denmark, is 205 meters long, and offers an excellent layout to facilitate Peace Boat’s unique onboard community and programs. Read more
Inviting up to 50 guest educators from Japan and around the world per voyage, Peace Boat organizes many lectures, workshops, classes and cultural programs every day. Themes are as diverse as the issues encountered while traveling around the world – environment and sustainability, poverty, conflict, human rights, art, media, and many others.
Additionally, participants create and offer their own activities – arts, dialog, sports, dance, presentations, workshops, games, etc – which add dozens of activities to the schedule every day, and help create a rich community onboard. Utilizing the spaces onboard the ship and harnessing the talents of guest educators, participants and staff onboard, Peace Boat creates a special environment in which people can live, learn and undertake positive action together. Read more about life onboard
From creating a program to disembarkation, you will have close personal support at every step. All Peace Boat voyages and related travel services are conducted by registered travel agency Japan Grace Co., Ltd., in accordance with Japanese travel law. The first step is to contact us. For an overview of the entire process, please read more.